Latest news

September 20, 2021

Official opening

On Sunday 12 September we welcomed the Mayor of Beverley, Cllr. Linda Johnson, to formally open the new Sanctuary exhibition in the North Transept in the […]
July 28, 2021

Renovation complete

Photo: Marking the completion of the renovation work are, from left, Pete Ashcroft, project manager for East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Roger Lewis, chair of Friends […]
May 22, 2021

Minster clock re-gilding

[Photo: Steve Rial] Early in June the Cumbria Clock Company will be starting work to restore the clock face. The Friends approved spending on this some […]
May 7, 2021

Sanctuary Project – film release

Humber Films were commissioned to create a series of seven short films based on the ‘sanctuary men’ recorded in the sanctuary book between 1478 and 1539. […]
March 20, 2021

Two Churches One Town gives green light for the phase 2 restoration of Minster nave roof

Skilled contractors have been given the go-ahead to start the restoration of the second half of Beverley Minster’s nave roof. Work is in progress to move […]
January 13, 2021

Puppet Project

As part of its Sanctuary Project, Beverley Minster and Beverley Puppet Festival have joined forces to offer an exciting new online project for local schools and […]
December 12, 2020

Re-leading of Nave Roof – Update

Work is well underway with the renewal of the lead on the eastern end of the Nave. Scaffolding is being erected on both sides of the Minster […]
December 3, 2020

Comfort and Joy

Our programme of events for Advent and Christmas is available on our Comfort and Joy page. We will add other events to this page as they […]
November 7, 2020

‘Two Churches One Town’ receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

St Mary’s church and the Minster in Beverley are two of 445 heritage organisations across the country set to receive a lifesaving financial boost from the […]
October 7, 2020

Christmas Yarn Bombing

It’s not too late to join this project. Have fun making your yarn bombing creations at home for Christmas and find out more by going to […]
September 30, 2020

Aled Jones Concert

We are pleased to be able to announce that Aled Jones will be giving a Concert in the Minster as part of his Cathedral Tour next […]
September 27, 2020

The Annual Report

Read the Minster’s Annual Report and Financial Statements here together with information about the recently updated electoral roll. The Annual Report may be read here and […]
September 27, 2020

Art Exhibition

John Balman returns to the Minster with an exhibition of oil paintings. He specialises in hyper realistic portraits and still life compositions. The exhibition is free […]
September 3, 2020

Heritage Open Days

Beverley Minster will be revealing its secrets for Heritage Open Days with tours and creative activities. Few people know about the secret gardens, the green men […]
August 30, 2020

The Vicar’s Blog

The financial good news for Beverley Minster is that income from the regular planned giving of the congregation has held up pretty well ……. The bad […]
August 21, 2020

Call for volunteer stewards

In preparation for the re-opening of the Minster to visitors we are setting up a team of volunteer stewards to ensure that safety measures are adhered […]
July 10, 2020

Minster re-opens to visitors

“We’re Good To Go” and have the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry […]
June 24, 2020

Accessibility improved

June 2020.  Relaying the stone floor inside the Minster at the entrance to the retroquire has been completed.  The stone that had previously created a step […]
June 14, 2020

Yorkshire post article

On Friday 12 June the Yorkshire Post ran an article with pictures about the completion of phase 1 of the restoration of the lesser transept roof. […]
June 10, 2020

Opening hours for prayer

From Monday 15 June, in accordance with Government guidelines, churches may be opened for individual private prayer. Churches in Beverley are working together to open between 11.00 and 13.00 as follows: […]
June 9, 2020

Letter from the Bishop of Whitby

Dr Sentamu’s successor, Bishop Stephen Cottrell, will legally become Archbishop of York on 9 July and will be communicating with us very shortly after. It will […]
May 28, 2020

May 2020 (2)

After 10 weeks, the scaffolding is now complete. The temporary frame for the canvas roof is being fitted so that at the beginning of June the […]
March 16, 2020

Sanctuary website

The new sanctuary website is designed to share all aspects of our National Lottery Heritage Fund project – Beverley Minster – a place of sanctuary.
March 16, 2020

Friends’ events

Unfortunately, many of our planned events have been cancelled. Further cancellations if necessary will be posted on the Friends’ Events page.
March 16, 2020

Restoration progress

The restoration of the south lesser transept roof is underway and the scaffolding has now reached the ridge of the roof.